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(of a wheel or shoe) able to grip a surface well:‘a comfortable boot with a grippy rubber sole’
- ‘I personally would never wear them, even though they are quite grippy.’
- ‘The tyres are very grippy when they're worn in a little, so it's nice to know you can slam the brakes on if you get the car totally out of shape and headed towards a gutter.’
- ‘Water shoes, on the other hand, may not look sporty, but they're eminently sport-worthy, with features like grippy, sensitive soles, lacing systems for rough water, and exit valves for quick drying.’
- ‘I loved the grippy gloves, but would go through a pair in a couple of flights.’
- ‘The steering is tauter, the brakes sharper and the whole car more grippy and planted.’
- ‘If it's dry you can do this route without gear, otherwise wear grippy footwear.’
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